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Bulletin three - Independent Surveyors Association

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Bulletin three - Independent Surveyors Association

Independent Surveyors Association

    Bulletin Number Three January 2001

    Surveyors are made fully aware of the ISA/SAVA Accreditation Day opportunities that exist. Our seminars also 26/09/2000 focus on the need for customer confidence and the crucial role of Information An extract from a letter to the Chairman Technology in the changing environment". from John W Peacock of Miller Metcalfe dated 29 September 2000. Further information as to tour dates and venues, contact the Habitus national "Just to congratulate yourself and the helpline on 08700 1066 67 or e-mail Independent Surveyors Association for an sas@habitus.co.uk. exceptionally well organised event and I hope that yourself and the Committee Stephen Callaghan FRICS FBEng consider that the day was a success". DipArb, Professional Practice Director Habitus,16 Church Road, Tunbridge Wells,

    Habitus Independent Chartered Kent, TN1 1JP.

     Surveyors

    Half-day CPD Conference Schedule for

    2001 In reaction to the Government's plan to

     press ahead with the Legislation to make

    Newquay 12 January Seller's Packs compulsory, Habitus

    Watford 15 January Independent Chartered Surveyors have

    Manchester 23 January announced an 18 date lecture tour entitled

    Liverpool 24 January "The Home Selling Revolution and how to

    Basildon 29 January seize the initiative" .

    Milton Keynes 1 February

    Portsmouth 6 February The half-day events are designed to appeal

    East Midlands 12 February to everyone connected with the residential

    Swindon 15 February property sector and in particular,

    Cardiff 1 March Surveyors intending to become "Home

    Newcastle 12 March Inspectors" when the changes are

    Doncaster 13 March implemented in January 2003.

    Ipswich 20 March

    Peterborough 27 March The events have been created by

    Exeter 3 April organisational management specialist and

    London, Mayfair 5 April Habitus MD Sean Haacke, together with

     Stephen Callaghan, a Member of the

    Government Advisory Group, which is ISA on the WWW

    responsible for shaping the new laws. Roger Wilkey has organised a new web Haacke and Callaghan will demonstrate site which may be viewed at how Independent Surveyors will need to http://www.surveyorsweb.co.uk. It is by adapt their professional practices and no means finished, but give us a basis on make the most of their marketing budgets which to build. The idea is to include and ensure that they secure work in the information about forthcoming meetings new environment. and similar news items so it is recommended that you check for changes Callaghan says, "having worked so closely and updates on a regular basis. Roger on the future shape of the Sellers' Pack, I would welcome any comments or recognise the importance of the suggestions. It is suggested that each Government’s commitment to reform and Member check his own entry and report it is now time to ensure that Independent

presentation was held in the south, the any mistakes, omissions or broken links

    second will be held in the north, probably to:- roger@rawfrics.co.uk.

    in the Northampton/Birmingham area but

    again, this will be confirmed in a circular The Property Guarantee which will be sent out to all Members who Company have registered interest in becoming a Panel Member of the scheme. Any Many Members have expressed interest in Member who has not yet registered this proposed scheme. ISA, as an interest but wishes to become a panel organisation, is to be appointed to form a Member should contact Margaret Blyth National Panel of Surveyors from its for a registration form. Any queries, please Members. As many of you will already be contact myself. aware, two presentations were to be arranged prior to the launch of the scheme On a final note, the PGC are anxious to get in order to explain exactly what the the scheme up and running as soon as scheme is, how it will work and what will possible and it is therefore in their own be expected of the appointed Surveyors. interest to prepare for the second presentation as soon as possible. The first of the two presentations was held in Hampshire in November 2000. Trevor Thatcher FRICS Although attendance was disappointing, following considerable initial interest from The RICS & Small Practices the Membership, most Surveyors who attended found it very worthwhile.

    Letter from a Member Mr T Kenneth-However, many questions were asked and Duncan: many points were raised to which specific answers could not be given by the

    I note with great regret the up to date representative from the Property position in the matter of the above. Guarantee Company. These included Unfortunately I do feel that in the overhaul matters relating to liability, the precise

    of the new RICS too many objectives are extent of the inspection in respect of being pursued at the same time and attachments and outbuildings, the layout resources just do not exist to have success of the Report forms and not least, the level

    on every front at the same time. The of fees to be paid to the Surveyor. knowledge about the Group annual budget and the previous deduction of ?4000 A letter setting out the points raised was

    epitomises one aspect of the picture. I feel sent to the PGC following the presentation that the greatest efforts must now be and I have been assured that all of these pushed into the defence of the Small Firms will be addressed and answers will be

    and that the RICS must be made aware given. On the question of liability, further that whilst it is intended to be a broad discussions are being held with the church this is just not happening. The insurance company who are backing the

    large commercial mixed bag organisations scheme. I am sure you can appreciate that have the voice and the "clout" and this will take some time, especially certainly appear to be in control of the ship bearing in mind that the Christmas/New

    regardless. I applaud the efforts of the Year break has intervened. However, I Association and I shall seek to help in so have recently been in discussion with the far as I am able. T Kenneth-Duncan BSc. PGC and have been informed that

     hopefully they should be in a position to answer all of the questions and points

    Chairman: raised by the end of March. It is therefore

    David Hamilton Tel: 01582 765072 proposed to hold the second of the two

    Administration Secretary: presentations in early April, although this

    Margaret Blyth Tel: 01603 880017 has yet to be confirmed, and a circular will

     be sent out accordingly. As the first

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